Good news: Arsenal prevent summer exit of highly rated youngster

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Arsenal are said to have agreed a new contract extension for Gedion Zelalem, amidst fears he could leave on a free transfer in the summer. The AmericanUnder-23 internationalwas into the final six months of his current contract, and having so far failed to land a regular role in the first-team squad, there were doubts over [.

Does Wenger need pre-season to see what Arsenal REALLY need?

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Not counting the teenage Nigerian sensation Kelechi Nwakali and the young Japanese international forward Takuma Asano, because they will almost certainly not be featuring for the Arsenal first team next season, Arsene Wenger has signed just two new players so far during this summer transfer window. The second of those Rob Holding, whose transfer was [.

Will Zelalem be in Arsenal squad next season?

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Will Zelalem be able to break into the Arsenal first team next season? The news that Zelalem will be returning to the club to fight for a place in the first team squad next season, has both its advantages and disadvantages. It's good news because Zelalem has always been highly rated by the club, although [.

Arsenal rumour round-up – Lukaku urge, Holding, Icardi & Mahrez latest, Zelalem hopes

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Graeme Souness today said that Arsenal are two players away from challenging for the Premier League title, so we thought we'd look into which two he could possibly mean... Theout of work manager claimed that we are in need of a new striker and a central defender, and named Romelu Lukaku as somebody who should [.

Arsenal’s future is not Doom and Gloom at all!

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Arsenal's future is bright! by Paul35m Every time someone writes about Arsenal's future it is either doom and gloom or Arsene out. All the pundits keep saying Arsenal's window of opportunity to win the title is closing, if they don't win now they'll never win... That's simply not true. Arsenal have a host of good, [.

Arsenal striker injured shock.. and the worth of loaned out players?

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Arsenal have eleven players currently out on loan, and as fans we would love them all to be lighting up the lower divisions with brilliant football and proving themselves good enough to fight for a place in the Gunners first team next season, but alas the truth is that there are very few impressing at [.

Some GOOD Arsenal news from internationals

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Of course we Arsenal fans are a lot more concerned about the fitness or injury situation of our big name players on international duty, with Alexis Sanchez, Olivier Giroud, Laurent Koscielny and Santi Cazorla of particular concern as they appear for the respective national teams. So it would be nice if these Arsenal stars are [.

Arsenal starlet shining at perfect club for his progress

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The Arsenal and USA under 21 international starlet Gedion Zelalem first started to draw widespread notice and acclaim from Arsenal fans and the football world in general over two years ago, when he impressed during the 2013 tour of Asia, drawing comparisons with the former Gunner Cesc Fabregas with his ability and style of play.

Rangers win battle for Arsenal starlet

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The new Glasgow Rangers manager Mark Warburton is extremely pleased that the Arsenal starlet Gedion Zelalem has decided to move up to Scotland for the whole of this season, rather than move to one of the Championship clubs that were competing for his signature. The 18 year-old is hoping to beef himself up during a [.

Arsenal EXIT rumours – Zelalem, Campbell and Wellington Silva

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Okay, have we all given up on Karim Benzema coming to Arsenal? Not according to some of our readers who still believe the internet frenzy. Mind you, this would be a typical Wenger move of surprising us all at the last minute, but I for one am not holding my breath..... Anyway in the meantime [...]

USA star confident of playing for Arsenal first team next season

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There is much concentration on the Arsenal transfer rumours doing the rounds, but if you were Arsene Wenger you would also be looking at how our youth players are progressing to see if they are good enough to promote to the first team. Players like Serge Gnabry who has been brilliant for the U21s since [.

Why Wenger has decided Arsenal do NOT need DM transfer?

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Most Arsenal fans are still hoping and believing that one of the signings made by Arsene Wenger is the summer transfer window that is coming up will be a top quality central midfielder to play in the deep lying position. We have been linked with some big names in recent years and over the last [...]

On Feeling American

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Light a firecracker or pop champagne a little early today if you're a USA soccer fan, because Gedion Zelalem is now a USA citizen.

Born in Germany, Zelalem came to the US in 2006, leaving only seven years later to join Arsenal's youth team. But 9 to 16 is a crucial age when many friendships and loyalties are formed.

Which of 6 young Gunners should Arsenal start in Turkey?

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As you probably already know, Arsene Wenger has decided to leave a number of Arsenal first team players in London, some with niggling injury issues and some just to get a much needed rest before the festive fixtures begin in earnest. So although the manager still wants to win the game, he knows that it [.

Jack backs German starlet to shine brightly for Arsenal

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Jack Wilshere knows all about what it takes to break into the Arsenal first team as a young player from the academy, having become the youngest player to ever play in the Premier League for the Gunners when he was just 16 years and 256 days old back in September 2008. The latest player to [...]

Is Bentley saga good or bad news for Arsenal academy?

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Arsene Wenger has got a great and well deserved reputation in the world of football for his commitment to bringing young players through. And of course it is a big part of the game, because the stars of the future have to come from somewhere, but the shine has come off a bit recently and [...]

Do Arsenal have TOO MUCH focus on youth development?

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Is youth an Arsenal value? by Ash Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has been criticised several times during the past few years over a lack of success and not moving on with the modernisation of football. And many are quick to state that the fact he is persistent in building the 'team of the future' rather [.

3 more Arsenal stars sign contracts for fantastic future!!

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Brilliant News as Arsenal trio sign new contracts! by Ash It seems to be contracts galore going on at Arsenal at the moment with players signing on the dotted line, left, right and centre. Prior to today, Arsenal had already announced that Per Mertesacker and Tomas Rosicky, two Arsenal fan favourites, had re-signed for the [.

Will new Arsenal contract mean game time for Zelalem?

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The news has yet to be made official by Arsenal Football Club, but it is being reported by a number pr reliable sources, including Sky Sports, that the young midfield talent Gedion Zelalem has agreed his first professional contract with the Gunners. The 17-year old has made just one appearance for the Gunners first team [.

Zelalem makes Arsenal debut in FA Cup

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Gedion Zelalem received an early birthday present he won't ever forget.

Just two days shy of his 17th birthday, Zelalem made his Arsenal debut, entering as a substitute in the 71st minutefor Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Zelalem didn't score but he did help provide a superb pass to teammate Santi Cazorla that finished with Olivier Giroud slamming the ball home for Arsenal's third of the night in a 4-0 victory against Coventry City.

USMNT Prospect Gedion Zelalem Makes His Debut For Arsenal at Age 16

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USMNT prospectGedion Zelalem made his debut for Arsenal tonight at the age of 16. The highly-touted midfielder — who is eligible to play internationally for the United States, Germany and Ethiopia — is the first footballer to play for Arsenal that was born after the date when Arsene Wenger was appointed Gunners manager in 1996.

Zelalem to get an Arsenal debut and a contract for his Birthday?

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Zelalem set to get two birthday presents from Arsenal? by Ash I'm sure that some Arsenal fans are unsure on Gedion Zelalem, regarding whether they really know who he is or not, but regardless of the answer it seems is that everyone who has seen him play is in agreement that the boy has talent. [...]

Preview, Prediction and Team for Arsenal vs. Coventry

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Arsenal vs Coventry City Preview, Line up and Predicted score line by KJ Arsenal got one of the most interesting but difficult ties in the third round after drawing Tottenham at home. And although we won the game comfortably, it will be looked back on as the moment we lost the vital Theo Walcott for [.

Is Gnabry ready to step up to Arsenal First Team ?

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Gnabry will have a big 2014 according to Koscielny! by Ash Arsenal are very lucky to have such talent on the books these days, because if the stars aren't amongst the starting line-up, such as Laurent Koscielny, then they are on the bench and in the reserves as an upcoming player with a lot of [...]

Its Easy to See Who Arsenal's Gedion Zelalem Looks Up To

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There's no surprise that Gedion Zelalem is a big fan of Mesut Ozil. The 16 year old Arsenal starlet is currently with Germany's U17's in Germany during the international break, and he took to Instagram today to post a photo of himself with Arsenal teammate Mesut Ozil.

Could this photo end up being a photo that goes viral in five years time, when Zelalem is 21 and playing regularly in Arsenal's first team?

Can Gnabry take advantage of Walcott’s absence for Arsenal?

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Gnabry's chance to step it up! by Ash Serge Gnabry may be just one of Arsenal's many exciting young talents, as well as one of our many promising German players now at the club, however the 18-year old seems to stand out amongst the rest when it comes to the youth and reserve teams because [...]

Arsenal injury curse strikes again with young star!!

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Zelalem hit with injury set back! by Ash Arsenal are beginning to build a strong German core with the likes of Lukas Podolski, Per Mertesacker and new club record signing Mesut Ozil all being key figures in this current Arsenal team, but we also need to recognise we have a fair few German talents coming [.

Arsenal could be out of League Cup at first hurdle

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Arsenal to face West Brom in Round 3 by AH Arsenal has been drawn up against West Bromwich Albion in the 3rd Round of the Capital One Cup. The Gunners will travel to the Hawthorns stadium on the 23rd September in which will surely prove to be a difficult test for the club. Arsene Wenger [...]

Arsenal will turn to youth to boost squad?!?

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Wenger Will Replace Sold Players from Within by Uche

It is official. I have cracked, finally. I have run out of optimism as far as Arsenal transfers are concerned. Feel free to pencil my name into the negative column because I have nowhere else to turn. The signs are there and they are not good.

Arsenal Debate – Is Perez good enough to be a Gunner?

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A look at Sebastian Perez by Ash

If you weren't aware already, Arsenal have a new trialist on the block called Sebastian Perez and Perez, who is a Colombian international, has spent the last week training at our state of the art training ground, London Colney.
Coming out of training, rumours suggest that he has been quite impressive to the level expected of his profession and although I originally doubted those rumours, it surprised me to see Perez get some game time against Manchester City yesterday, and I believe the fact he got some involvement on the club's pre-season may mean he has a chance of securing a permanent move.

Arsenal vs. Man City Preview, Prediction and Line Up

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Arsenal vs Manchester City preview, line up and prediction by KJ

Both Arsenal and Manchester City's summers have been polar opposites. One team has done the bare minimum in terms of incomings whilst the other has paid over £100m for their targets even if it meant overpaying. This game will be by far the most difficult and City are looking very good in pre-season.

Arsenal youth not good enough (yet) and friendlies mean nothing

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Assessing the Enirates cup by Uche

Before tempers run any higher, I will like to remind us all that the results of Arsenal's games against Napoli and Galatasaray in the just concluded Emirates cup, do not reflect the true strength of our first team. The results are disappointing for sure.

Arsenal vs. Napoli Preview, Prediction, Line-up, Live stream

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Arsenal vs Napoli preview by KJ

After a relatively comfortable time in Asia, Arsenal will finally be put to the test in the closing stages of their pre-season in the Emirates cup. This game is going to be very difficult for the Gunners as not only did Napoli finish 2nd in Serie A last season but have strengthened really well after the sale of Edinson Cavani.

An Arsenal fan’s guide to surviving transfer windows – Get a Hobby!!

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An Arsenal Fan's Guide to Coping in the Transfer Window by Uche

I wake up twice in the morning. The first time is around 5am because my wife wakes up early and when she does, I find it hard to fall asleep. And when I am up, my first instinct is to grab my tablet computer and go straight to football news before I even say my prayers.

The 5 Arsenal players hoping Wenger doesn’t buy anyone!

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What have we learnt from the youngsters on tour? by Ash

With the clubs Pre-Season tour of Asia now complete and the squad flying back from Japan to London last Saturday, we can now look forward to the Emirates Cup tournament next weekend, which with hope may feature at least one new player and by that I don't mean Yaya Sanogo.

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Pick your starting XI for Arsenal v Coventry cup clash

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Arsene Wenger and Arsenal got a painful lesson last season in the FA cup, losing to lower league opposition for the first time in well over a decade. That defeat by Blackburn Rovers is still fresh on the manager's mind and he will be keen to avoid a repeat of that tonight when League One [...]

Who should Arsenal rest in Coventry FA cup clash?

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Although Arsenal must make the Premier League a huge priority, Arsene Wenger, the players and fans will not be looking at Friday's fourth round FA cup clash against League One' Coventry City as an unwelcome distraction. In fact, it is the first half decent draw that the Gunners have had in all competitions this season [.

Arsenal tour of Asia has proved valuable for lots of reasons

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Was Arsenal's preseason Asia tour a success? by KJ

Arsenal finished their final match of the Asia tour against Urawa Red Diamonds with a win and will now return to England to prepare for the Emirates cup next week. My question is though, was this pre-season tour a success? For me, it's a resounding yes.

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A New Hope: Zelalem Tweets American Flag

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Detailed infographic report of Arsenal’s 4-0 FA cup win

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Arsenal 4-0 Coventry City Match Report Infographic by allarsenal.com Arsenal finished off Coventry City 4-0 with conviction on Friday evening thanks to two well taken goals from Podolski, while Giroud and Santi got in on the action too. The Gunners dominated proceedings as expected during the first half, however the lower league side did have [.